10/28/2014 01:33 pm ET Updated Oct 28, 2014

Let Us Introduce You To The Experimental Booze You'll Never Get Your Hands On


There’s a whole lot of whisky, gin, tequila and more that is nigh-on impossible to snag. Perhaps it’s made in limited quantities and “allocated” before you ever get the chance to see it, like fine Bordeaux or Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23-year bourbon. Perhaps it’s only available in a few states or for a limited time. It might simply cost an arm and a leg. In addition, however, there’s a shadow world of fine spirits that never (or barely) make it to market. A handful of bartenders and reporters will score bragging rights and happily tell you what you missed. But you, dear reader, are SOL when it comes to trying these “experimental” boozes. So what’s the point?